Ocean Sports - Wake Up with the Whales

Early morning waters are usually the calmest, perfect for a whale watch cruise along the scenic Kohala Coast. Watch these fascinating mammals up close on this memorable Kohala whale watch cruise. A marine naturalist will share fascinating insights on the Pacific humpback whales and their yearly journey from Alaska to the Hawaiian islands. You can also listen to the whales with an underwater hydrophone. Plus, enjoy freshly brewed Kona coffee, soft drinks and granola bars on board. What a way to start your day!

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy whale watch cruise along the scenic Kohala Coast
  • Plenty of great photo opportunities

Tour Inclusions:

  • Kona coffee, juices, soft drinks and granola bars
  • Complimentary roundtrip transportation from most Kohala Coast resorts
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Where and When:
Tour time: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Check in at 7:30 am at the Ocean Sports Beach Hut on Anaeho'omalu Bay right behind the Waikoloa Beach Marriott View Map

Directions from Most Kohala Coast Resorts (Heading South): Turn Right on to Queen Kaahumanu Highway 19. When you reach the second stoplight for Waikoloa Beach Drive (there are two Waikoloa Beach Drives, take the second one) turn right into the main Waikoloa Beach Resort entrance. Once inside the Waikoloa Resort turn left onto Kuualii Place (a four-way stop sign where you'll see a green sign that says "Beach Access and Lava Lava Beach" on the left, and the entrance to Kings Shops on your right). Follow that road into the large parking lot and walk down to the entrance of the beach where you will find restrooms and showers. From there turn right and walk along the sand for about a minute to the north end of the beach where you will find our Ocean Sports Beach Hut.
Directions from the Kona Airport (Heading North): Turn Left on to Queen Kaahumanu Highway 19 towards Waikoloa. You'll be driving for 19 miles (about 26 minutes) . When you reach the stoplight at Waikoloa Beach Drive turn left into the Waikoloa Beach Resort. Once inside the Waikoloa Resort turn left onto Kuualii Place (a four-way stop sign where you'll see a green sign that says "Beach Access and Lava Lava Beach" on the left, and the entrance to Kings Shops on your right). Follow that road into the large parking lot and walk down to the entrance of the beach where you will find restrooms and showers. From there turn right and walk along the sand for about a minute to the north end of the beach where you will find our Ocean Sports Beach Hut.
Operation Days:
Daily from December 1 through April 15
Duration:
2 hours
Vendor:
Ocean Sports
Capacity:
Equipment:
Restrictions:
There are no specific restrictions for this activity.
Special Notes:
Whale sightings (December 15 April 15) are guaranteed! See a humpback or you can ride again for FREE! (Promoted and authorized by Ocean Sports and may be changed at any time).
If you are staying at a hotel from where pick-up is not available, you will be set up for driving out and checking in.
Ocean Sports is proud to follow the federal guidelines protecting humpback whales. We won't approach the whales closer than 100 yards or maneuver in ways that would alter their behaviors.
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